#53 Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat

Karen McCallum is a special ed elementary teacher in Alberta, Canda. She has specialized in special education and behavior support programming. Today she tells a heartwarming but powerful story about how two puppets are helping transform the social emotional learning of elementary special needs kids. Karen will share:  How she decided to use puppets to reach a nonverbal student  Modeling appropriate and inappropriate behaviors How 15 minutes a day with the puppets can transform behavior Calming special needs kids using puppets Some funny and powerful stories of using Matts and Penny to help kids learn appropriate behaviors Karen McCallum's Bio  I am a elementary vice principal and kindergarten teacher in Okotoks Alberta. I am in my 33rd year of teaching. My entire career has been in the primary area. I have my Master's degree in Special Education and have spent half of my career working in special education and behavior support programming.

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